Asbjoern Andersen


This week we have new libraries that will fill the needs of your game from its foley to its ambiences to its monsters. We have new footsteps made from sandals, slippers and wet socks, human-like monsters that growl, hiss and speak, tons of foley props like cigarettes and scratchy beards, latches and locks that are both antique and found, roaring desert trains, computers nearing the ends of their lives, busy city mornings, grasshoppers and katydids, and plenty of school supplies.
Latchlocker
 
  • Mechanical Latchlocker Play Track 850+ sounds included, 14 mins total $38

    This sound effects library of latches, locks, switches, clips, slides, clasps, gears, bolts, and ratchets is a mechanical sonic powerhouse, offering the functional and mechanical sounds of a plethora of quirky contraptions that latch or lock together in some manner or another. Embellish a simple hand tool or build utterly complex mechanizations.

    Some source materials were discovered in old railway yards, others were random findings in an antique mall, while others still were dislodged components of even larger, more complex machines. Like little sonic building blocks, the sounds herein are primarily reduced to their smallest meaningful components, giving you the quick, accessible freedom to drop/move/stack them for fast production.  As with many of our libraries, we focused on providing sets of similar sounds so that you can create sequences and randomized groups for an event on the fly without having to commit extra editing time.

    We've also included 26 of our own designs to get your creative machine turning!

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'Latchlocker' by Eiravaein Works gives you sounds of contraptions that are looking to be open, shut, locked, and rattled. This library has 850 sounds of all the latches, locks, switches, clips, slides, clasps, gears, bolts, and ratchets you could ever need. These sounds come in all shapes and sizes with sounds of devices found in old railway yards and antique malls. You will also find many takes of each device, allowing for easily implemented sequences and randomized groups. If you have items locked up all around your game, this is definitely the library to check out.
 
Humanoid Creatures Vocalizations
 
  • This library features nearly 100 vocalizations from a recording session with a VO artist that has mastered the art of weird utterances and creature voices.

    You will find violent growls, grunts, sounds of pain, moans and groans, breaths, whispers, gargling, hisses, choking, growls and everything else you'd expect from a zombie, humanoid monster or demon.

    These sounds are also dry overall, with only minimal editing, and recorded at 96 kHz to allow you to continue to play around with them. The library features dual mono recordings with a set of two different microphones—one crispier and one warmer. If combined and panned, some create a stereo feel.

    Sounds are divided into 10 categories:

    Ambient/Breath • Choking • Gargle • Growls • Hiss • Moans • Panting • Snarl • Word / Phrase / Gibberish / Latin • Yell / Scream

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'Humanoid Creatures Vocalizations' by KLAP Sound is a creepy collection of nearly 100 sounds of sub-human beasts. This library contains ten categories of sounds with breaths, gargles, growls, hisses, moans, panting, choking, snarls, phrases, and screams. You will find creatures that sound like undead zombies, demons straight from Hades, and humanoid monsters that have no problem picking their teeth with a broken tibia. Plus, these sounds were recorded at 96kHz to allow you to create even more creatures of all sizes. For a collection that covers monstrous emotions, give this library a listen.
 
High Desert Trains
 
  • Vehicles High Desert Trains Play Track 50+ sounds included, 38 mins total $29

    High Desert Trains has the sounds of classic Southwestern freight trains. This library captures these monsters as they tear through the desert, rumbling past the observer and screeching to a halt when they reach their destination. These sounds were recorded at 192kHz, which offers you the freedom to stretch these sounds into new machines, monsters, and powerful droning ambiences. If you need a quick pack of train sounds with a lot of flexibility, this is the library for you!

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    Key Features:

    • Passbys (fast and slow), approaches, departures, stops, idling, braking, horns (close and distant), mountain incline climbs, whining drones, piercing screeches, thunderous wheels, and a full start from idle.
    • GPS coordinates and location map included.

    Gear Used: 
    • Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS Rig
    • Mid/Side recordings decoded to LR stereo
    • Sound Devices 702
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'High Desert Trains' by Thomas Rex Beverly has the sounds of classic Texan trains. This library captures these monsters as they tear through the desert, rumbling past the observer and screeching to a halt when they reach their destination. These sounds were recorded at 192kHz, which offers you the freedom to stretch these sounds into new machines, monsters, and powerful droning ambiences. If you need a quick pack of train sounds with a lot of flexibility, this is the library for you!
 
City Atmospheres
 
'City Atmospheres' by Firas Shehadeh has almost two hours of city sounds from all times of the day. It features quiet dawns, busy morning streets, calm afternoons, bustling evenings, night traffic, and more. Each file is between three and a half and eleven minutes, which gives you plenty of places to find loop points. Plus, these sounds are clean and focused for peaceful and natural atmospheres. If you need sounds of a city that run throughout the day, check out this library.
 
Grasshoppers, Crickets and Katydids
 
  • Get some real insect sounds with this SFX library – almost entirely recorded in and around one large grassy meadow throughout various times of day and season. GRASSHOPPERS, CRICKETS & KATYDIDS is a small collection of 14 crisp recordings focusing on 12 insect species commonly found in open fields and forested areas of northeastern North-America. Each sound is 2:30 mins or longer (96kHz/24bit), for a total of 38+ mins of sound.

    Features insects such as:

    Allard's Ground Cricket • Carolina Ground Cricket • Northern Bush Katydid • Oblong-Winged Katydid • Red-Legged Grasshopper • Roesel's Katydid • Short-Winged Meadow Katydid • Slender Meadow Katydid • Snowy Tree Cricket • Spring Field Cricket • Sword-Bearing Conehead Katydid

    – as well as multiple mixed choruses of various sizes!

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'Grasshoppers, Crickets and Katydids' by Songs From The Woods has nearly 40 minutes of these various insects in their beloved habitats. It features the Northern Bush Katydid, Allard's Ground Cricket, the Red-Legged Grasshopper, the Snowy Tree Cricket, and the Sword-Bearing Conehead Katydid - which must be the badass of group. Each recording is around two and a half minutes, allowing a perfect ambient runtime for films, games and TV shows. For recordings of various buzzing, hissing and chirping breeds you didn't even know existed, give this library a listen.
 
Back to School
 
  • Foley Back to School Play Track 1500+ sounds included $39

    Get ready to get back to school – in sound. This library contains more than 350 files and over 1.500 high definition sounds.

    The library features school sounds such as:

    • The backpack, pens, pencils, iron ruler, the blackboard & chalk
    • Different types of files, folders, books and binders
    • The staplers, scotch, scissors, eraser and many other things

    All the recordings are captured at 24Bit/96KHz, and include Soundminer metadata.

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Now that we're into September, Lilesoundlibrary picked the perfect time to release their new library 'Back to School'. This collection has all the sounds you'd expect - pens, pencils, backpacks, blackboards, chalk and rulers - as well as staplers, scotch tape, scissors, erasers and other desk items. But this library isn't just meant for school projects! These 96kHz sounds could be stretched into evil sounding creatures or perhaps sped up into some unique UI sounds. Whether 'back to school' means late nights of procrastination or the joy of an empty household, check out this library.
 
Foley Props
 
  • Foley Foley Props Play Track 697+ sounds included $35

    This is a large foley library with almost 700 recordings of every day props that can be applied to the types of scenes we design all the time. Sounds included are movements like writing, impacts, handling and sliding; surfaces such as wood, cloth, water, metal and skin; and props like cigarettes, glasses, vacuums, doors, flask, mattresses, car doors and more! All sounds were professionally recorded by a Foley artist on a Foley stage, and the recordings are kept raw. Enjoy!

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'Foley Props' by KLAP Sound has nearly 700 sounds of the props we all find ourselves needing at the last minute. This collection contains a wide variety of recordings with sounds of writing with chalk, opening and closing car doors, impacts on wood, handling cigarettes and flasks, body movements on couches and mattresses, and much more. It even has sounds of people scratching their beards and faces, brushing their hair with their fingers, and adjusting their clothes. If your project has people in it (which is extremely likely), check out this library.
 
Process Malfunction
 
  • Sci-Fi Process Malfunction Play Track 40 sounds included $10 $7.50

    Process Malfunction features 40 intricate future technology glitch production elements for science fiction scenarios where computers are going way out of control. You'll hear corrupt data streams, servers overloading, user interface issues, generative, abstract rhythms and more in this detailed exploration of what the computers of tomorrow may sound like when they go wrong.

    Perhaps the mainframe has been compromised from a series of lethal hacker attacks or alien communication signals are interfering with the network, maybe the CPU has just seen better days… Whatever the cause of the failure, the machines have been corrupted and they are struggling, screaming and hanging on for their last bleep…

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'Process Malfunction' by Glitchedtones has 40 sounds of future tech that warn of impending failure and successful enemy hackers. This library features corrupt data streams, servers overloading, UI issues, abstract rhythms, and plenty more to make your protagonists sweat knowing there is nothing they can do. Each sound is over half a minute long, allowing them to ring in the background as the heroes prepare for the worst - without the short distracting loop points. For sounds of man's technological best friend gone haywire, listen to this library.
 
Foley Footsteps
 
  • Foley Foley Footsteps Play Track 224+ sounds included $25

    This library has 224 footsteps of all sorts. There are different type of shoes, such as boots, sneakers, sandals, slippers, flats, heels, bare feet and even a couple of wet sock recordings. It also has different type of surfaces like tile, grass, concrete, wood, dirt, carpet and rooftop recordings. Plus, you will find different types of movements with walking, running, jumping and scuffling around. The recordings are raw, with only light editing applied.

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Need a quick pack of footsteps for your game? 'Foley Footsteps' by KLAP Sound has 224 footsteps and includes all types of surfaces, shoe types and movements. In this pack you will find boots, sneakers, sandals, slippers, flats, heels, bare feet and even wet socks. You will also find surfaces such as tile, grass, concrete, wood, dirt, carpet and rooftops, and movements like walking, running, jumping and scuffling around. For such a small price, this one is a no-brainer!
   

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  • Mechanical Old Engines Grab Bag Play Track 486 sounds included, 265minutes of multitrack recordings mins total $129 $99

    “Old Engines Grab Bag” is a pack of numerous old, unique and characterful engines from early 1900s. It’s a massive collection of 56GB multitrack 192kHz recordings of old tractors and stationary engines, both diesel and gasoline fueled.

    The intention wasn’t to cover vehicles driving, but to get isolated and very closely recorded mechanical elements of engines and exhaust pipes as a source material for sound design. There are many starts, idles, revs, offs, RPMs variations, backfires etc. Some are heavy and large sounding, some are small and funny. Tractors were captured EXT and most of stationary engines INT, but since they are very closely recorded there is just a little amount of reverb on most of them.

    Most of engines are 1 or 2 cylinders and low horse power and their RPMs are also low. Thanks to this, many of those sounds aren’t tonal and can easily be used as additional layer with other design elements. They work great for adding vintage character, designing junky or funny vehicles, crazy huge steampunk machines or engines malfunction.

    Sounds were recorded using multi-mic setup: Sanken CO-100k (most of the time pointing mechanical parts), Sennheiser MKH-8060 (mainly for isolated exhaust pipe), Schoeps CMC6XT mk41/mk8 (general image) and part also with Trance Audio Inducer contact mics (adding unique mechanical perspective).

    The library is delivered as multitrack 192kHz files, as well as stereo mix of all microphones. Thanks to using microphones with extended frequency range, drastic pitch changes can be applied.
    All files have extensive metadata created in Soundminer, including leg picker with microphone labels.

    Demo files include pitched sounds, which are not delivered with library.

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  • Mechanical Wooden Gear 192 kHz Play Track 215 sounds included, 345 mins total $80

    This construction kit creates the world of various rotating gear sounds. Medieval astronomical clocks, fantasy inventions and steampunk gizmos with a lot of wooden shafts, cogs, sprockets and other parts. From tiny to large objects, you can hear the wooden material working in all its nudity – friction, knocking, clacking, rattling, squeaking, crackling, howling and so on.

    The product includes 75+75 source recordings and 65 designed tracks of different wooden and sometimes metal gears, variety of styles, types, speeds and timbres.

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  • I have recorded 6 different fluorescent bulb lamps in an industrial warehouse with two close mic'd dpa 4060 in each that I then edited into 30 stereo files (about 5 takes of each with different lengths). Excellent for all of your warehouse, slum, industrial sound and ambience needs. Check out the video, or email before buying if you feel like it! Enjoy.

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  • Drones & Moods Minacious Play Track 369 sounds included, 42 mins total $30

    “Minacious” is a collection of 369 sounds suited for horror/paranormal productions.

    If you need to induce tension, fear and oppression in your game, movie or trailer and evoke the sensation that someone or something is hiding and watching you ready to scare or kill, this library full of textures and atmospheric elements is great for you.

    The library consist of 50 WAV files at 24 Bit / 96 kHz with 6 variations in each file. You will get metallic movements, abnormal textures, dark pianos and guitars, dark vocals, atmospheric elements, reverses, noises and glitches.

    Also you will get the sources used to create the pack. 69 WAV files at 24 Bit / 96 kHz. Pianos, vocal effects, guitar noises and metallic cups are some of the things you will encounter in the sources section.

    The sounds in this pack can be used to add rare textures to musical compositions too.

    If you liked my library “DARE“, you are gonna love this one.

  • Weapons Gun Sound Pack Play Track 416 sounds included $19

    Gun Sound Pack contains 266 gun sound effects. Guns included: Pistol, Revolver Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle, Sniper Rifle, Semi-Auto Rifle, Sub-Machine gun, Machine gun.

    A perfect collection of gun sounds suitable for all types of sound designers, video editors, game developers or anyone who needs a large range of high quality gun sound effects ready to use out-of-the-box. Designed specifically for games, video and other media by award winning sound designers.

    This pack also includes a variety of 150 bonus sounds effects from our full library Pro Sound Collection. ALL sounds from Gun Sound Pack are included Pro Sound Collection, so if you need more sounds including bullets, silenced guns, explosions, footsteps, death screams plus MANY more be sure to check it out before purchase.

  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $25 $20

    Swordfighter is a robust package with sharp sounding swords, heaps of variations and all the extras you need to make a fight come alive. Build unique sword swings with various hits, swooshes, schings, different fighter vocals and impacts on various surfaces. All up there are 137 sword sounds, 93 surface impact sounds, 15 knife throwing sounds, 48 swooshes and 180 fighter vocals.

    This version includes two sub-folders: one optimised for a film & TV workflow and the other optimised for video games workflow. Plus a few bonus sounds of a charging army.

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  • River Estuary is a series of recordings centred around the River Deben estuary in Suffolk, an area famous for its natural beauty and wildlife. It is a treasure trove of sounds that capture the ambience of this serene environment, with a focus on the wading bird calls that give the estuary its unique sonic character.

    The library was mostly recorded on a boat stationed in Woodbridge in the late winter of 2018 with private access to the boatyard, allowing me to record safely over night. I continued the recordings up until late summer, making trips to other areas along the Deben in between. I was also granted permission to record on the privately owned Sutton Hoo side of the Deben, another of Suffolk’s areas of outstanding historical significance and beauty, equally full of life but further away from the rumbling traffic and human life coming from the town.

    It includes the sounds of curlews, oystercatchers, redshanks, geese, swans, ducks and various other wading bird calls, as well as general ambience recordings of the area at high tide and low tide and all hours of the day. The night calls that echo over the expanse of the river at low tide are particularly evocative.

    The library was recorded entirely in 24bit/96k with a double Mid/Side rig consisting of Sennheiser MKH60/30 and 8040 mics, encoded to 5.1 Wav. A stereo option is also available at a lower price. As a bonus there is a collection of bird call spot FX taken from the recordings with noise reduction applied, for those who may need to add individual wading bird calls to their ambience.

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  • Industrial Factory Tones Play Track 17+ sounds included $15

    Factory Tones by Badlands Sound features 17 two minute seamless loopable roomtones, making these a breeze to work with – perfect for your projects.

    I was able to capture all these sounds with no one there so these are just factory room tones that are steady with very little movement or noises from the outside world. All sounds are available to hear in the products audio demo.

    This sound library was recorded with professional gear including the Sound Devices 702t, Rycote ORTF, and a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s creating high quality roomtones of 96k / 24 bit.

    If you are looking for factory room tones or looking for bigger tones and beds to fill the scene then this library is for you. All files in this product have great file names and metadata.

  • Roomtones & Ext. Ambiences House Tones Play Track 57+ sounds included, 114 mins total $40

    House Tones by Badlands Sound features 57 two minute seamless loopable roomtones totaling of almost two hours of different room tones found in a home including Bathrooms, Basements, Bedrooms, Closets, Garages, Home Offices, Laundry Rooms, Kitchens, Living Rooms, Showers, and Utility Room.

    This sound library was recorded with professional gear including the Sound Devices 702t, Rycote ORTF, and a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s creating high quality roomtones of 96k / 24 bit.

    If you are looking for house or apartment room tones then this library is for you. All files in this product have great file names and metadata with descriptive words with no number lists.

  • Water & Oceans Hydro Contact Play Track 1000+ sounds included $40 $30

    HYDRO CONTACT brings you 273 audio files recorded with a contact mic and a hydrophone over the course of a year, in order to get you covered for any kind of underwater scene, in the outer space, for pitch shifting, time stretching or to add a weird tone to your soundscape.

    Recorded at 96 kHz and 24 bits, this collection provides underwater motion, waves, bubbles, impacts, hits, hums, buzzes, car foley, rumbles, bouncing, dripping water, dragging items, blasts, switches, engines, underwater screams, exotic musical instruments and many more sounds, ideal to take your sound design imagination a step further.

    All files are metadata tagged and named.

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  • This library features recordings of a Moog analog synthesizer. The sounds range from raw lo-fi zaps, buzzes and glitches, to more futuristic high-tech robot movements, morphs, vocalizations and drones.

    Both source recordings, and designed sound effects are included for further sound manipulation.

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